No Underwear Football For Darrelle RevisMay 15th, 2013
The 2013 Buccaneers will hit the practice field for the first time Monday when they run around with shorts and helmets but don’t hit each other, and it’s no surprise they’ll be missing someone.
Per Stephen Holder of TampaBay.com, Darrelle Revis, the Bucs’ $1 million a game cornerback, will sit out offseason practices while he continues to get his surgically-repaired knee ready to play football again.
Essentially, the man who is expected to be the most vital member of the defense won’t join his teammates on the field until the first day of training camp, at the earliest.
It’ll be interesting to see when the Bucs stop being cautious with Revis, whose ACL surgery was performed seven months ago.
Joe’s a little surprised to read, if true, that Revis won’t be a part of the mandatory minicamp in late June. Again, that’s still underwear football, as Raheem Morris used to call it, and one would think Revis would be healthy for limited participation, enough to soak in the defense with his teammates.
Might Revis potentially sit out the entire preseason schedule yet start in the Meadowlands on opening day?
Joe’s fine with that, but it’s rarely a recipe for a superstar season.